🌟New Year, New Health Goals 2017🌟

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5 Tips to Help Achieve Your 2017 Health Goals!

1) Plan for what you want and then plan some more. For example, if your goal is to eat healthier this year, I recommend planning your meals 1-2 weeks in advance. This helps you stay disciplined and prevents you from becoming too “hangry” and eating anything that is right in front of you.

2) Give yourself time. Did you know that it takes 21 days to break bad habits and 21 days to create new good habits?! Make sure to include this knowledge in your health goal plan–it will help you to be successful!

3) Incorporate Acupuncture to reach your health goals! Whether you want to eat healthier, work out more or be less stressed– Acupuncture can help with ALL of these goals.
Use Acupuncture for:

  •  A 21 Day Cleanse to jump start healthy eating.
  • Aches, pain and injuries that can inhibit your heath routine.
  • Help with fertility and pregnancy.
  • Decreasing stress and negativity.
  • Overall body wellness and other health goals you may have this year.Click here to learn more how acupuncture can help you!

4) Avoid comparing your self to others. It’s tempting and easy to get on social media and feel like you are not achieving your health goals quickly enough. Remember to focus on your journey which will be different than anyone else. Living healthy is about making lifestyle changes for the long term, which takes time and planning for long lasting change.

5) The Buddy system works! Find a friend or two with a similar goal and a positive outlook to work with you. Like a co-worker you can plan lunches with or an exercise buddy to keep you motivated and make working out fun!
Whatever your health goals are in 2017 — You can do it! You got this!

Wishing you a Beautiful New Year ~

Sita Symonette, LAc, MAcOM
Black Pearl Acupuncture
www.blackpearlacupuncture.com
(p) 503.308.9363
(e) blackpearlacupuncture@gmail.co

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Acupuncture To Heal The Effects of Racism

Welcome to the Black Pearl Acupuncture Blog! This Blog will focus on Health Tips, Projects that I am doing in the community, News about Acupuncture and much more! Hope you enjoy my first posts which are a documentation of a project I undertook this past Spring 2015 to Use Acupuncture To Help Heal the Effects of Racism….

Post 1: Using Acupuncture to Heal The Effects of Racism….

This was the title of a pilot group I organized this past April 2015. For 4 weeks I gave acupuncture treatments to a group of emerging African American Leaders in Portland. The goal being to reduce the effects that everyday racism has on people of color, studies have shown these daily interactions can cause signs and symptoms similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Acupuncture is great at treating the signs and symptoms of PTSD. As this article speaks too, Healing is a necessary and Important part of Activism. The pilot group had great things to say about the affects of having regular acupuncture treatments to decrease there stress and anxiety, I will be sharing their experience over the next few weeks to highlight the importance of self care and healing as we work to make a better world. ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬ ‪#‎blackpearlacupuncture‬ ‪#‎healingselfcareactivism‬

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Post 2:   Using Acupuncture to Heal The Effects of Racism Workshop

This quote came of one of the participants in this workshop. “Public health research has shown that the effects of racism on the body are as traumatic as experiencing pain. I think that there is a really important piece in healing for us. Taking time in our daily struggles to make sure that we are healthy so that we are able to fight another day really. To make the positive impact we want to we have to care about ourselves in a society that does not care about us.” – Cat Goughnour ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬ ‪#‎blackpearlacupuncture‬ ‪#‎healinginactivism‬

 

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Post 3: Using Acupuncture to Heal the Effects of Racism cont…

This quote came form another participant in this workshop. ” I think Healing is an important in relation to racism because if we don’t have healing we will continue to carry the stress that hold us down, whether that is daily physically or that’s connected to mental health or in relationships. – Elizabeth
‪#‎blackpearlacupuncture‬ ‪#‎healinginactivism‬ ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬

 

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